For anyone looking to contain livestock on a small scale without the huge expense of permanent wire fencing, portable electric fence offers an excellent alternative. With a few spools of polywire or braided conductors, reels to keep track of those spools, an energizer and a handful of insulating handles, you can quickly put up an electric fence that will shock animals to prevent them from going above, through or under the line. Read more https://fencefast.ca/collections/portable-fencing
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When setting up a temporary electric fence, it is important to test it for voltage after each use. A Gallagher model G50104 voltmeter is ideal for testing fences. Make sure you test both the positive and negative strands of the fence. This will ensure that the fence is delivering the proper amount of power to the animal, and that you have a complete electrical circuit with a ground rod.
MTDC field tested portable electric fence systems near Choteau and East Glacier in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Bears were deterred from carcasses left inside the fence, and only a few bear visits occurred in a 2 week period at each site. In addition, the fence was not a significant factor in the destruction of food caches. Detailed reports of the results are available for review.